Hastings Museum Largest municipal museum between Chicago & Denver
  • HM Up Close


    In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover ... Read Article »

    All 3 Hobbit Movies on our Big Screen? Now That's What I'm Tolkien About!

    “That’s What I’m Tolkien About Conversation Club” has worked with us again to bring you the Hobbit Trilogy in extended ... Read Article »


    Royal Albert Hall adds a truly magical quality to the performance it hosts. Two recent concerts from two classic acts ... Read Article »

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  • Events at the Museum

    Museum Day Live! | September 23
    Free admission with Museum Day Live ticket available here. Each ticket offers free admission to the ticket holder + one guest. Details Here

    Hobbit Extended Editions Marathon | September 23, Films Start at 9:00 am | “That’s What I’m Tolkien About Conversation Club” has worked with the Museum again to bring you the Hobbit trilogy, and is again brought to you in extended editions! Join us for one, two, or all three movies. Details Here


    Solar Observing | Sat, Sept. 23 | 11am-Noon
    Weather Permitting | A FREE opportunity for you to use a specially equipped telescope to safely look at the sun – to get an up close look at the star at the center of our solar system! Details Here

    Eric Clapton | Part 1 of Rocktober! | October 7, 7:15 pm | In 2015, Clapton turned 70 and performed his 200th concert at London’s famous Royal Albert Hall – fifty years after his first performance there with The Yardbirds. Details Here

    Up Close: Origins of Halloween | Oct 13 10-11am & Oct 14 11-Noon | October is the time to explore the origins of this dark celebration along with some of its long practiced traditions. Why do we celebrate “All Hallows Eve” on October 31st. No costumes necessary to attend. There are two times for this event. Details Here

    Preschool Playday: Gone Batty | October 14 11-Noon
    Did you know bats are the only flying mammals? We will play a echolocation game, test our smell abilities to that of a bat, and will end class by making hand-print bats to take home!
    Details Here

    Heart | Part 2 of Rocktober! | October 21, 7:15 pm
    Making their first live appearance at London’s Royal Albert Hall in June 2016 to a sold-out crowd, Heart was accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra who added further depth and epic scale to the band’s songs. Details Here

    Citizen Science Workshop | November 19, 2-6 pm
    We will be hosting a workshop for educators and after school providers regarding Citizen Science in the Classroom. Details Here